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at the moment and that's because most of the rain headed south. a big concern, most of all was the city of napa, where back in 2005 it had such bad floods they were bracing themselves for more again. and the river is expect today peak around about now and this time they'll do better than they did in 2005. take a listen. >> because of the history of flooding in napa, we have a really good idea of where the water will come out first. we know there's some certain points so we can plan in advance, at this moment, if the projections of the rainfall totals are accurate, we're probably looking at street flooding, intersections being flooded and nothing terribly serious, and i say that with a caveat. >> and now, that's probably why he does take the caveat and these are the three rivers on the brink at the moment. obviously, the napa river there, further out to the west, we've got the russian river and, but also of concern has been the trucky river which flows from nevada through to california. and however, we've just actually learned from the national weather service, there's a flood warning there and
the napa river people are still keeping a close eye on water levels. >> you never know with this river. it's iffy. you think it will go over and it won't then you don't and i want goes over. take as much precaution as you can. >> reporter: heavy rain fell at the oakland coliseum. forcing crews to sweep water offer the field before the raiders football game against cleveland. the wet weather and fog in northern california caused delays here at the los angeles international airport where travellers trying to get back to the san francisco area. this is a seventh grade english teacher trying to get back home but her flight to san francisco was delayed by an hour and a half. >> i have a stack of papers to grade and it's not getting any shorter while i'm here. >> reporter: the skies are clearing. forecasters expect a much drier start to the work week. >>> overseas rescue workers this morning are searching for survivors following the collapse of a tunnel in japan. at least nine people were killed when concrete slabs fell on cars and trucks. the tunnel passes through a mountain about 15 miles west
and folks to safety. across napa valley, incredible flooding there. the napa valley seeing some of its worst rainfall in years. look at these numbers. petrolia, california, over 17 inches. bridgeville, 15 inches. that's an incredible amount of rain. to see that much rainfall is truly remarkable. we are seeing more in the way of rainfall across seattle and portland it has stopped for today in the san francisco area. some of the rainfall yesterday fell in the form of snow, snow levels at about 5,000 feet. i suppose it could have been worse. elsewhere, looking at a foggy travel across the lower great lakes. we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. guys, back up to you. >> rob marciano, thank you. >>> as each day ticks by, the nation edges closer to going over the fiscal cliff. democrats and republicans cannot agree how to raise revenue and cut spending. on january 1st, as many of you know, taxes go up and doeep spending cuts take effect. the sunday talk shows reflect how far apart they are what we will not do is extend those tax cut force the wealthiest americans. there's no possibilit
than a week have left the west coast a soggy mess. in the usually scenic napa valley, the triple whammy left vineyards under water. and giant trees came dangerously close to pancaking even more cars right before our eyes. we were literally driving down the road when this giant tree came toppling on to this road. how close did this come to you? >> it was within feet of my truck. >> reporter: you were driving down the road? >> i was driving down the road. >> reporter: in the mountains that pounding rain made for a beautiful winter white backdrop. but in other parts, like this neighborhood east of san francisco, the cleanup is only beginning. and, boy, the cleanup here will sure take a long time. now all eyes turn to this storm headed here tomorrow. sam? >> yeah, it's just a minor dry day, cecilia. we know that the next system does drag on later on tonight. so this momentary dry. even in that momentary dry patch, you'll get mist and showers going on. then later on tonight, into tomorrow, another wave of rain. we've seen the storms come off the pacific and move across the northwest. this wi
headed their direction? >> yes. not as much as last week, but the ground is already sat ratur. napa valley has been getting hit hard. the russian river up and over flood banks. now they will ease back into the riverbeds, but with additional rainfall today, it may go back into flood stage there. there is the latest video showing a couple glimmers of sunshine, that was short-lived yesterday. how much rainfall have we seen in the last few days? in a six-day total almost two feet of rain at mount sast ta. sterling city, 21 inches of rainfall. sims, california, 17.9. this is tremendous rainfall for a nontropical area. it has a tropical connection, because it's coming from the direction of hawaii, but still a mid and northern latitude situation. seattle and portland seeing some rain, snow at the higher elevations. if anything is a saving grace, it's a little cooler this go-around, so some of the moisture getting locked up in higher elevations in the form of snow. most of that is well north of san francisco and napa valley. this will sink further south, we'll get another piece of energy la
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